Faces in the sun – hands in the dirt

This painting was inspired by that lovely feeling when you go into the garden at the first showing of sunshine after the winter. As you work in the garden it uncurls the tension to feel the sun warm on your face even as your hands touch the cool earth.

Acrylic on board. 30 x 30cm

About angela brittain

Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I have recently been elected as an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.

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